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Associate Professor Reza Abdollahi PhD

Associate Professor in Poultry Nutrition

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Agriculture and Environment

Reza graduated with Master of Science degrees in Animal Science from Tehran University, Iran and subsequently a PhD degree in Poultry Nutrition from Massey University, New Zealand. He was awarded his PhD in 2011 on the influence of feed processing on the performance, nutrient utilisation and gut development of poultry. He has published in top ranking Animal Science Journals and already has over 150 scientific communications to his credit. Reza currently works as a Senior Research Officer in Poultry Nutrition for Monogastric Research Centre, Massey University. Reza’s current interest is poultry nutrition focusing on feed processing, feed evaluation and feeding strategies.


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Contact details

  • Ph: 3569099-85255
    Location: 3.70, AHA
    Campus: Turitea


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2012)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Poultry Nutrition, Feed Technology


Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Animal Growth and Development (070202): Animal Nutrition (070204): Animal Production (070200)


Poultry nutrition- Feed technology-Feed evaluation

Teaching and Supervision

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2022 - Mahmoud Khalil - Doctor of Philosophy
    Influence of feed form and age of broilers on energy utilisation of feed ingredients
  • 2022 - Mukti Barua - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigations into the impact of feed form and age on the standardised ileal amino acid digestibility of feed ingredients for broiler chickens
  • 2020 - Wellawattage Perera - Doctor of Philosophy
    Influence of feed processing and enzyme supplementation on performance, nutrient utilization and gut morphology of poultry fed barley-based diets

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2021 - Laura David - Doctor of Philosophy
    Studies on the Measurement of Calcium Digestibility in Raw Materials for Poultry and of Digestible Calcium Requirement of Broiler Starters